Return to Sender
Your identity can easily be stolen; especially if it's just given away.
With just weeks before her wedding Emily Dreyfuss... daughter of the actor Richard Dreyfuss ordered her fiancée a tie and pocket square from Banana Republic. But when the package came it contained more than just accessories.
Instead it held the confidential files of 20 former Gap employees including social security numbers and W4 tax forms. Banana Republic is part of the Gap corporation. Dreyfuss says the package contained three envelopes labeled HR Administration. Besides the tax and social security information she found handwritten resignation letters, doctors notes and salary information. Basically the complete employment history of all 20 employees.
The San Francisco based company is now apologizing for the mix-up. It says that clothing orders and employee information are mailed out in the same type of gray plastic bag and it appears the two packages were mislabeled. Dreyfuss says the store informed her it would look into what went wrong and notify the affected employees.
The company is now sending her a self-addressed envelope to can mail everything back. Although maybe the company should consider a personal messenger.